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date: 15 April 2021

Baby Laurencelocked

(24 February 1921–02 April 1974)
  • Constance Valis Hill

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Baby Laurence (24 February 1921–02 April 1974), African-American jazz tap dancer, was born Laurence Donald Jackson in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents’ names and occupations are unknown. He was a boy soprano at age twelve, singing with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers. When the bandleader Don Redman...

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